Proactive Filter, Coil & HVAC Maintenance

glen w filtersG&B Environmental is one of few certified filter specialists in the state of Minnesota. Our filter certification means we have demonstrated a thorough, up-to-date understanding of air filtration technology and high level of professionalism. In order to become certified, air filtration professionals must pass an extensive examination on the principles, methods and applications of air filtration.

On Time, Every Time

Customer service is our top priority. We focus on providing each customer with a custom solution that will save money, conserve energy and minimize risk and headaches. Our initial costs may not be the rock bottom option, but we are confident that we will be your best filtration, coil and duct option in the long run. We recognize that our job is more than replacing or maintaining filters, you count on us to make decisions that help your heating, cooling, water and HVAC systems running. Compliance with the NAFA Code of Ethics ensure that we will do our best for you every time.

G & B Environmental Specialties:

Improving Consumer Education on Filters, Coils, Ducts and HVAC Systems

We are working on a series of short lessons to help our customers better understand filters, coils, ducts, HVAC systems and the advantages of regular maintenance. Check them out below – sign up for updates at the right.

We take pride in our work and we figure the more you know the better we look!

HVAC filtration part of a COVID-19 protection strategy

COVID-19 HVAC Protections

G&B Environmental, Inc is committed to providing our clients with the most recent information for helping them select the right products to protect their employee’s and family members during the most recent COVID-19 Pandemic.  According to ASHRAE Journal Newsletter, March 24, 2020:

Basic principles of social distancing (1 to 2 m or 3 to 6.5 ft), surface cleaning and disinfection, handwashing and other strategies of good hygiene are far more important than anything related to the HVAC system.7 But, once those basics above are covered, they have a few recommendations for HVAC systems:

  • Increase outdoor air ventilation (use caution in highly polluted areas); with a lower population in the building, this increases the effective dilution ventilation per person.
    • Disable demand-controlled ventilation (DCV).
    • Further open minimum outdoor air dampers, as high as 100%, thus eliminating recirculation (in the mild weather season, this need not affect thermal comfort or humidity, but clearly becomes more difficult in extreme weather).
  • Improve central10 air filtration to the MERV-1311 or the highest compatible with the filter rack, and seal edges of the filter12 to limit bypass.
  • Keep systems running longer hours, if possible 24/7, to enhance the two actions above.
  • Consider portable room air cleaners with HEPA filters.
  • Consider UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation), protecting occupants from radiation,13 particularly in high-risk spaces such as waiting rooms, prisons and shelters.

We all have a role to play to control the spread of this disease. HVAC is part of it and even more significant are social distancing, hygiene and the influence we can have on personal behavior.
Call us at  952-469-3024 of or check out the website for more info on how it works.


May Special!

Contact us for a free HVAC proposal – 952-469-3024!

New sprayers to fight coronavirus – changing how G&B Environmental can better serve you

We’ve been watching a lot of solutions emerge in the threat of coronavirus. Some are too good to be true, some are too expensive or impractical for wide scale use but we have found a solution that is practical and affordable for use in any commercial setting – Victory Innovation Sprayers. The key is the powerful system that cleans and disinfects at the same time.

Check out the video for more info – and contact us ((952) 469-3024 or 1-800-466-2018) to schedule an appointment for a treatment.

Victory Innovations, headquartered in Minnesota, has sprayers that are in use around the globe, leading the charge in infection control and fighting the coronavirus. This highlight video touches on just a few of the stories that tell how Victory Innovations is helping fight the spread of disease across the globe!

Sanitation tip for Restaurants & Bars that are shut down: Run your taps, clean water filters, watch for microbiological growth

For Restaurants, Bars and Service Technicians out there that have had business slowed or shutdown; we have some useful information regarding what you should be doing with water applications and your filtration systems in shutdown restaurants during this pandemic.

If you have not had water running through your water filtration equipment in the past week for example you will want to flush water through your filters ASAP. Followed by flushing your water filters every 3-4 days to maintain the life.

If however, you have gone past 7 days since having water run through your filters and food service equipment you may have other issues. For example in this scenario it has been determined that microbiological growth can occur within the filter cartridges past 7 days. Water filters are meant to have water running through them continuously without stop with exceptions only to weekends and long holidays (per manufacturers). If this is the case you will unfortunately have to replace your current water filter cartridges and sanitize your filter head and equipment the filters were leading to.

Please call us to receive the latest information 1-800-466-2018.

Commercial Coil Cleaning Services – April Special Offer!

Are your cooling coils impacted and clogged with dirt and debris? Do you know how much your dirty coils are costing you? The chart of the right will show you – you can save $618 with clean coils.
Proper commercial coil cleaning is your ticket to saving money.
If you are an engineer for a commercial building, you already clean your cooling coils on a regular basis.  But even when you routinely clean your cooling coils, sometimes the dirt and debris builds up faster than you can clean it out and becomes heavier over time.
With our heavy duty equipment specifically designed for cleaning cooling coils, we can help you make the most of your regular maintenance by deep cleaning your cooling coils.

Call us at  952-469-3024 of or check out the website for more info on how it works.


See how it works:

April Special!

25% off standard pricing to clean the sidewalks and entry to  buildings when you elect to have the HVAC coils AND entry and sidewalks cleaned at the same time!
Just ask for the April Special; offer good until April 30, 2020.

April 6th 2020 Starting to clean commercial air conditioning systems in Minnesota.

Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.  When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.  We were out today cleaning refrigeration / HVAC condenser coils and intake filters at an essential food processing facility.  Please call early to get on the schedule this year.  We are open and working during these unpresented times. 1-800-466-2018

Negative pressure rooms: an intro for operations and facilities managers

It seems like every day we’re learning something new about coronavirus and how to combat it. Luckily we’re not learning it from scratch. The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) has guidelines and recommended practices for filtration for airborne infections containment rooms in health care facilities. Initially designed for diseases such tuberculosis, the process and system is well documented and aligns with protecting against COVID-19.

It starts with the negative pressure rooms. The idea is to keep infectious particles from leaving the room. Air removed from these rooms is filtered or exhausted outside to insure that infection is not spread from room to room. And NAFA guidelines call for this happening 10-12 times per hour.

Properly installed, sealed and tested HEPA filters are integral to the process, especially when there are space issues pushing the air outside. You’ll want to get someone who is trained and certified to work with the HEPA filter. Choosing the right installer is as important as choosing the right filter.

G&B Environmental technicians can help you choose the right filter for your location and need:

BioMAX HEPA Filters

  • 99.97 & 99.99% efficiency @ 0.3 microns.
  • Designed to provide the highest level of filtration available for commercial and industrial applications.
  • Widely used in hospitals, clean rooms, pharmaceutical plants, and in hundreds of other systems.

BioMAX CS HEPA Filters

  • 99.99 & 99.999% efficiency @ 0.3 microns.
  • Minipleat design ensures low resistance to airflow.
  • Compact, lightweight extruded aluminum cell sides (CS models)
  • Gasket or gel seal.
  • Multiple efficiency options.

BioMAX HC HEPA Filters (High Capacity)

  • 99.97 & 99.99% efficiency @ 0.3 microns.
  • BioMAX HC filters are designed to operate in applications with higher airflows.
  • Constructed of approximately 50% more filter media than standard capacity filters.
  • Extended media area means longer service life, fewer filter changes, and reduced maintenance and disposal costs.

BioMAX V2000 HEPA Filters

  • 99.97 & 99.99% efficiency @ 0.3 microns.
  • High capacity design (300 sq. ft. of media in a 24x24x12 frame) enables the filter to operate at 500 FPM with initial resistance of 1.20” W.G.
  • Standard models are furnished with the gasket on the downstream side of the filter. Gaskets can be placed upstream or on both sides of the filter upon request.
  • Constructed with ten individual minipleat packs secured in a specially-designed sheet aluminum v-bank frame.

How is Abbot Northwestern cleaning their patient rooms to protect from COVID-19? Better air filtration

Did you see WCCO News tonight? They talked all about how Abbot Northwestern Is preparing room for COVID-19.

 

Want to know more about how it works? Give us a call. This is what we do! We can tell you all about it. We can set up a time to estimate the cost of providing healthcare-quality air filtration at your location.

We are well versed in the National Air Filtration Association Guidelines and Recommended Practices for Filtration for Airborne Infections Containment Rooms in Health Care Facilities. We know and practice their standards for air filter selection, hardware requirements, filter installation and service recommendations with a special focus on filter installation and service.

Clean vents won’t help with Coronavirus but UV light services will

G&B clean coils specialty

G&B Environmental HVAC, Ducts, UV light…

We are getting calls about vent and duct cleaning to protect clients and their staff from Coronavirus. Unfortunately, while cleaner vents and new filters can help create a healthier environment they can’t stop micro-organisms in the Coronavirus. Microscopic allergens and other contaminants travel through the ducts in your HVAC system; they are too small to to filter out.

How does UV Light work?

Hospitals use UV light to disinfect equipment. Some are looking at using it to clean whole rooms. But UV light will burn your skin and retina. So the rooms must be empty during the process. We can help with this level of protection if you want it, but for most homes and businesses that is impractical. So we work through the HVAC system.

Ultraviolet lamps will kill airborne germs and organisms. The UV-C light disrupts their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions and causing them to die. That is essential because the coil stays wet for several months during the year and microorganisms, including mold, typically thrive in a wet environment.

A UV light unit is installed in the return air duct and cycles on with the air handler blower.  A complete UV light unit sterilizes moving air itself as it is pushed through the HVAC system. This treats the air that is contaminated by any number of sources. Learn more on how UV lamps work.

They work! But they don’t work alone and UV air purifiers installed in the HVAC system cannot guarantee that your family or staff will not infected by the virus.

What else can you do to keep your team safe?

Ultraviolet lamps can keep the air cleaner, but just as doctors wash their hands in the hospital, your staff will need to take everyday precautions as well. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines to help you keep your office healthy:

  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Separate sick employees
  • Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning

Keep calm
We all want to keep our families, friends and staff safe and happy. A little common sense and some UV-C technology will help!

Call us at  952-469-3024 of or check out the website for more info on how it works.

UV lights work! But they don’t work alone and UV air purifiers installed in the HVAC system cannot guarantee that your family or staff will not be infected by the virus.

G&B Environmental on the Radio offering a special deal for HVAC work

We love radio, we love hockey, we love to tell folks about what we do! So we wanted to share our fun ad with you. Listen or read the text below:

Maintaining your systems should be like breathing—you have to do it—but should not have to think about it. G&B Environmental is here to help. They offer  Duct cleaning to help you breathe easier by removing dirt, debris and other contaminants from your system. So call G &B  or all you air filtration needs at 952-469-3024 or go to gbenvironmental.com for more details. Air duct cleaning & dryer vent cleaning.  Mention they heard on radio during the playoff hockey game and receive an additional $50.00 off services. Air duct cleaning & dryer vent cleaning.  Mention they heard on radio during the playoff hockey game and receive an additional $50.00 off services.

AND feel free to use the code but please let us know that you saw it on the website if you do!

 

Get a January deal on duct work for your home

Call 952-469-3024 Ask for the January Special

Cleaning ducts every 5-7 years can improve air quality, reduce costs and keep your HVAC system running longer. Additionally, if there is suspected mold spores or growth in the duct work, a thorough cleaning will remove the mold and keep it from spreading into the rest of the home.

Call us for a quote before Jan 31, 2020. Spend more than $400 and we’ll throw in a $75 dryer lint line cleaning for free!